STATEMENT OF IMPACT
Socent’s focus for Congo impact is to assist her in the shaping of Western Policy while supporting thought leaders on the ground in DRC. Socent has strong relationships with many major organizations leading Western Policy in Congo. Working closely with these groups Socent will be able to assess and understand the key political levers that we will ask millions of highly politically active gamers to help pull for Congo. Considerably smaller-scale (but no less important) activist pressure has helped to secure victories for Congo such as the passing of section 1502 in the Dodd Frank Bill, obtaining a Special Envoy appointment to the Great Lakes Region, Intel and Apple stepping up as leaders in the “Conflict Free” movement, and over 100 campuses and 3 major US cities pledging their support of Conflict Free Electronics. On the ground in Congo we have built powerful alliances with profound Congolese leaders including Fred Bauma of LUCHA RD Congo, Amani Matabaro of Action Kivu, Fidel Bafilemba of GATT-RN, Justine Masika Bihamba of Synergy of Women for Victims of Sexual Violence, and Dominique Bikaba of Strong Roots a Congolese-led wildlife conservation organization. Directing a portion of all game purchases to fund Socent World Foundation, we will continue working with these leaders and others like them as they work to restore Congo's constitution back to power, build new Congolese infrastructure, educate youth, and document their mineral trade.